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Outstanding Library Faculty Scholarship Award

Recent winners:


2012 – Paula McMillen
Paula was honored for both the productivity and quality of her scholarship. In particular, her publication of five referred journal articles, two book chapters and a refereed conference presentation in 2011 alone. Also mentioned was her work as a reviewer for five scholarly publications and her service on the editorial boards for four scholarly journals.


2011 – Jason Vaughan
Vaughan was honored for his extensive contributions to library scholarship. In 2010, he published a book, Library Technology Reports: Library Web Scale Discovery Services.  In addition, Vaughan published three refereed journal articles, and was the sole author for two of the articles. He was the sole author for another journal article published in American Libraries. Vaughan presented four refereed presentations at national and state conferences. In collaboration with Peter Michel and Cory Lampert, Vaughan wrote two successful Library Services and Technology Act grants to provide funds for the digitization of library collections – “Menus: the Art of Dining” and “The Historic Landscape of Nevada.”


2010 – Cory Tucker
Tucker was honored for his extensive contribution to library scholarship. In 2009, he published four articles in peer-reviewed journals. He was the sole author for three of these articles. He published in Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship, Serials Review, and Collection Management. He also presented at the Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference and the Annual Conference of the American Library Association. In addition, he served as a roundtable discussion leader at the Association of College & Research Libraries 14th Annual Conference. He served as co-editor of “From the Field,” which is a section of the open access journal Collaborative Librarianship and served as a referee for the Journal of Electronic Resources and Libraries.

2009 – Jeanne Brown
Brown was honored for her extensive scholarship effort, which is particularly impressive because she functions as both the Head of the Architecture Studies Library and as the Assessment Librarian for the Libraries.  In 2008, Brown created a poster session for the Library Assessment Conference and co-created one for the ARLIS/NA conference.  She also co-created a virtual poster session for the ARLIS/NA conference.  She presented papers at the annual American Library Association and the ARLIS/NA conference. In addition, she co-authored an article in Information Literacy: One Key to Education.  According to the ARLIS/NA program co-chairs, Brown's paper on Telling Stories about the Library was rated among the top-ten sessions.